Home Improvement and Lawn Care Blog

13
Mar 2017

Pumping Iron: Strengthen Your Lawn

By Olvin White

Well, it is that time of year… The time of year where at any given moment you notice that the neighbors are out working in their yards. Flowers are blooming, bushes and trees are beginning to thicken and fill out. The grass is greener. Or is it? ..

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09
Nov 2016

The Brown is Back…

By Olvin White

You may have noticed that once again your lawn has brown spots. Often times, homeowners will simply attribute that browning of their lawns to the fall weather. After all, this is the time of year when the leaves turn brown and shed. Well, that may only be partially true. If you live in the southern states, particularly around the gulf, where autumn is warmer and more humid, there may be something more sinister at work in your lawn! OK, that might be overly dramatic… In the summer months, your brown spots are likely caused by chinch bugs. In the fall months, however, your brown patches are more likely to be caused by Brown Patch. No, really, that’s what it’s called. Brown Patch is a type of lawn fungus that is common to southern states with warmer, more humid fall climates. Typically, southern lawns are Bermuda or St. Augustine and they are equally as susceptible to the fungus.  ..

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15
Aug 2016

Mosquitoes Have Finally Met Their Match!

By Olvin White

Since we have the scare of West Nile found in some Houston areas and the Zika Virus in Florida mosquitoes are more of a concern than ever before.  But our lives must go on.  We cannot hide out in our homes and hope the mosquitoes don’t get in.  It is important to be proactive in preventing an infestation in and around our homes. You can’t afford not to, so why take the chance? ..

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03
Aug 2016

Is There a Chinch in Your Armor?

By Olvin White

If you are like many of us in the southern states, you probably have St. Augustine grass in your yard.  St. Augustine, according to many experts, is the best grass for home lawns.  It is tough in high traffic areas, and still grows evenly in highly shaded areas.  When your St. Augustine grass is healthy, it makes for a plush and beautiful lawn.  But unlike other types of grass, St. Augustine requires a lot more water.  Too much sun and not enough water could result in dying grass.  It will turn yellow and then brown in patches throughout the yard.  The soil underneath may even become hard and brittle.  But that’s not you right?  I mean, you love your yard.  You weed and feed.  You water regularly.  You make sure your mower is set at just the right height.  But most of all, you try to keep the foot traffic down! ..

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